Reflection: Student Ownership Introduction of Text Features - Section 3: Collaborative Scavenger Hunt


Student's response to identifying text features was easily attained once they saw the purpose for each text feature presented.  The application of text feature for research and locating key information is a more abstract concept and students still need guidance in this  process. A gradual release to independence will take time and effort. After analyzing student response to the Scavenger Hunt Form (see resource), I noticed that students were able to locate and cite examples of most text features independently.  But some areas still require teacher guidance, as students were frequently asking for clarification about various items on the form during the scavenger hunt.  This form took longer than expected to complete.

  Student Ownership: Student Response
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Introduction of Text Features

Unit 2: Text Features in Informational Text
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to locate and identify text features in informational text.

Big Idea: Reference and Research skills have real world applications that enhance students' ability to locate information efficiently and effectively for multiple purposes.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), index, text features, charts, glossary, captions,, bold print, subheading, key word
  70 minutes
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